FreeBSD : tomcat -- authentication weaknesses (152e4c7e-2a2e-11e2-99c7-00a0d181e71d)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The Apache Software Foundation reports :

Three weaknesses in Tomcat's implementation of DIGEST authentication
were identified and resolved :

- Tomcat tracked client rather than server nonces and nonce count.

- When a session ID was present, authentication was bypassed.

- The user name and password were not checked before when indicating
that a nonce was stale.

These issues reduced the security of DIGEST authentication making
replay attacks possible in some circumstances.

The first issue was identified by Tilmann Kuhn. The second and third
issues were identified by the Tomcat security team during the code
review resulting from the first issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62884 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5885

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